Recreation

looking at Steamboat Rock

Rising between the Powder River and Big Horn Basins, this scenic country offers year round recreation connecting visitors to a land rich in history and solitude. For centuries, the mountain landscape has provided renewal for Native Americans, homesteaders and modern day explorers creating a human connection with this spectacular place. Today there is a bond with "the mountain" for local residents, which contributes to the quality of life in local communities. Viewing scenery and wildlife, while incorporating a rich history, connects locals and travelers to this accessible landscape.

To view recreation features on the map below . . .  

Click on the Forest Service shield for the area you want to visit: Buffalo, Greybull, or Sheridan. Then click on "Go to the Buffalo, WY page," for example,  to see a map showing the locations of campgrounds, trailheads, and other sites in that ranger district. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Bald Mountain Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Boulder Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Burgess Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Burgess RV Dump Station Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Cabin Creek Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Circle Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Cross Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Dead Swede Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Dead Swede Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Deer Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Doyle Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
East Fork Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Hettinger Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Hunter Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Island Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Lake Point Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Lake View Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Leigh Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Leigh Creek RV Dump Station Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Little Goose Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Lost Cabin Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Lower Paintrock Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Medicine Lodge Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Muddy Guard Cabin Open to Visitor Open year-round, reservations required
North Fork Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
North Tongue Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Owen Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Pine Island Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Pole Creek Cabin Open to Visitor Open year-round, reservations required
Porcupine Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Post Creek Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Prune Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Ranger Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Ranger Creek Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open with no services
Sheep Mountain Lookout Closed to Visitor Reservations required.
Shell Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Shell Falls Interpretive Site Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Sibley Lake Campground Open to Visitor Non-electric loop is open with no services
Sibley Lake Dam Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Sibley Lake Dock Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Sitting Bull Campground Open to Visitor Loop A is open with no services
South Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Tie Flume Campground Open to Visitor Loop B is open with no services
Tie Hack Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Tie Hack Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Twin Lakes Picnic Ground Open to Visitor Open with no services
West Tensleep Lake Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Willow Park Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Areas & Activities

Highlights



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/bighorn/recreation